Two car crash at Coromandel | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two car crash at Coromandel

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to SH 25, south of Tairua, on the Coromandel Peninsula, at approximately 7:30 this morning to the scene of a car accident.

Two vehicles were involved, both with male drivers who were the sole occupants of the two vehicles.  One of the males, a 42 year old local man, was airlifted by the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, to Waikato Hospital with multiple injuries and in serious condition.

Also present where a large contingent of NZ Police, NZ Fire Service and St John Ambulance staff who assisted at the scene and readied the patient for transport.

For further information please contact NZ Police.

Philips Search and Rescue Trust is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Waikato King Country’s principal sponsor, Westpac. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.


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